NYC Ferry near the Brooklyn Bridge. Image via NYC Ferry

For some time now, we’ve been following the progress of the NYC Ferry, New York City’s expanded ferry system that connects waterfront communities in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Since its launch in May 2017, the system has provided a new, affordable way to travel, and recently welcomed its 2 millionth rider aboard. Now, it’s the topic of a panel discussion, taking place at the New York Transit Museum on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Entitled From Shore to Shore: New York Via NYC Ferry, the talk will focus on how development and the need for transportation influence each other, in addition to the planning process that allowed the NYC Ferry to flourish along 60 nautical miles of waterways.


NYC Ferry route map. Image via NYC Ferry

Image via NYC Ferry

Image via NYC Ferry

Tickets for the panel discussion can be purchased here, but Untapped Cities readers will receive 50% off by using the promo code UNTAPPED5.

Tuesday night’s event will feature James Wong, the vice president and director of Passenger Transportation and Ferries with the NYC Economic Development Corporation, Franny Civitano, the director of Community Development and Guest Services from NYC Ferry, and José Soegaard, the director of Programs and Policy with the Waterfront Alliance. Jodi Shapiro, the associate curator at the Transit Museum as well as the co-curator for its current exhibition “From Fulton Ferry: Building Downtown Brooklyn,” will moderate the conversation. For more information, click here.

Be sure to check out the New York Transit Museum’s exhibition that traces the impact of transportation on Downtown Brooklyn